Postal carriers often worry about getting bitten by dogs, not about accidentally getting shot.

But that’s exactly what happened to a rural mail carrier on this day in 1925. He was wounded while delivering a package to a resident near Walnut Grove. The package contained a loaded revolver!   

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

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